Meet Joe and Sue Dodson

4117 Smoke Signal (Dream Catcher)

Phones: Joe 810-895-1338; Sue 810-627-9733

Email: JSDodson1958@yahoo.com



Joe and Sue have moved into Dreamcatcher and will be with us year round.  Joe worked for General Motors for 31 years!  Then after he retired, he worked for another 9-10 years at the Assisted Living facility where Sue was already working.  They love fishing and biking.  Sue knows sign language so that’s an important skill for us to all know about. They have left the snows and cold of North Branch MI behind.  Sadly, of course, their grandchildren are all in Michigan but they’re ready for some fun and are happy to be in Tanglewood!   We are delighted to have them here with us!


Meet Jim and Nancy Goodman

3121 Going to the Sun (Big Sky)

Cell phone: 954-695-6577

Email: nancy_baach@yahoo.com



Jim hails from Boston and Nancy from New Jersey and they now find themselves in Florida and “year round” residents of Tanglewood.  They are avid RVers and love to travel so you’ll often find them “on the road again!”. Jim loves photography and has an online gallery.  We welcome them into Tanglewood!

Meet Michelle and Mickey Lee (Mickey is not in the picture)

1003 Carefree (Carefree)

Cell phone: 309-434-0790

Email: mdmlee343@gmail.com



Michelle and Mickey are from Illinois and will be with us year round! Mickey has been a CAL driver and landscape coordinator.  They love to swim and read.  Ah the good life.  Welcome to our Tanglewood famlly!


Meet Allen and Shirley Thompson (Shirley not in picture)

1158 Easy Street (Carefree)

Cell phone: 865-247-9622

Email: allenthompson3@gmail.com

Allen and Shirley are both from Detroit; he was raised there and she was raised in Tennessee. Allen has been a lithographic printer for 38 years; Shirley is disabled.  He loved nature, golf, woodworking, scuba diving, and bicycle riding. Shirley loves to spend time quilting, sewing and traveling. They have four children and five grandchildren spread throughout Tennessee, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  They are happy to have discovered Tanglewood and we’re delighted to welcome them into our Tanglewood family.


Who To Contact?

The Welcome Committee has created a list of groups, clubs, committees, and other helpful information to help all new residents and/or those that have been here awhile learn what is available in Tanglewood. We call this the “Who to Contact” list. This is updated throughout the year as new groups, clubs or committees are formed and information of existing groups change. Note the date on the right hand bottom of the document which shows the last date changed. All new residents that we visit are given a copy of this list but since this list can change, the latest version is on the Home page of Twrtimes. Just look on the left side under Upcoming Events and click on the Who to Contact 2018-2019 link under Welcome Committee.

Leaving for the Summer or for a month or more?

For those that leave for the summer, we want to make sure people taking off for the summer or who will be gone a month or more have a copy of our Check Off List for Closing Your Tanglewood Home For The Summer_PDF.  This gives many tips on what needs to be done to make sure you find your home in good shape, when you return.

General Information For All New Residents
All new homeowners and those on the “lease to buy” program are visited in their home by a member of the Welcome Committee. A Welcome Bag is provided with information that will help them learn about what is going on in Tanglewood during that visit. Information about the surrounding area is also included with various giveaways from local banks, hospitals, and the Chamber of Commerce. Business cards and/or flyers from other Tanglewood residents who offer a product or service are also included as well as some outside vendors.
Be our guests at Monday Morning Coffee in the main clubhouse at the Welcome Table starting at 8 AM. Just look for the big yellow welcome sign on the table near the front door inside the hall. Get introduced to everyone, have your picture taken and learn what will be going on in the park. It is also a great time to ask any questions you may have. Please bring your badge and coffee cup. The Monday Morning Coffee meeting starts at 8:30 AM. What is going to happen in the upcoming week(s) is announced. If any changes are made on the weekly calendar, it is also announced at this time. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and become a part of the community whether you are here for a short time or forever!
If you are a new RVer in the Outback, please join us at the Welcome Table at 8 AM. We want to meet and greet you. If you have any questions as an RVer, call or visit Les and Arlene Thayer who work for Hometown America as Outback Hosts during the winter months. Call them at 863-585-1071 or visit them at 749 Elephant Walk (in a cabin). Once at Monday Morning Coffee, get a copy of the Welcome Committee’s “Who to Contact List” and “Welcome To Tanglewood”.

Tickets for most events are sold before and after Coffee in the main hall. Many of the tickets are also available at the Activities Director’s Office during the weekdays. Want to pick up a customized Tanglewood Tervis Mug? Buy one from the Activities Director’s Office. The RV/Business office does NOT sell any tickets.

Any questions call Sue Vollmuth, Welcome Committee Chairman, at 810-252-5415 or see her at the Welcome Table on Monday mornings at coffee.

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